Jaffna and North Zone
The North Zone of the country is mostly with the Hindu influence colorful Kovils, ranges of fishtail palm and lifestyle adhered to react to the most of northern side of living. Even though it was significantly a political zone from the earlier days in Sri Lankan history, the colonial days has left their imprint in shapes of Forts, churches and administration buildings. Land area is 20.2 km² and the usual weather is: 31°C, Wind W at 8 km/h, 74% Humidity. The general population as at 2012 is 88,138. In Jaffna, the summers are long, hot, and overcast; the winters are short, warm, wet, and partly cloudy; and it is oppressive and windy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 30°C to 34°C. In the days of the colonial era Jaffna is known for their trading in gold and silver jewelry production, agriculture, tobacco. In the present day most of the economy is wrapped around the fisheries harbor and industries, including food processing, packaging, making of household items, and salt processing, also Tourism. Jaffna’s cultural insight is shaped mostly around the Hindu culture and celebrates all festivities such as Thai Pongal, Deepavali which has a significance in Hinduism. Food culture also takes after mostly the South Indian cuisine and is consisting of colorful sweet meats and vegetarian dishes. Also known for the seafood, the Jaffna crab curry is a must try when you are in Jaffna.